the Birmingham News, Sunday, June 12, 1994...) TEENS BEAT 'KINDNESS' AUTHOR
Ind. - A man who wrote a book urging people to commit random acts of kindness
remains upbeat even after falling victim to a random act of violence. Gavin
Whitsett, the author of "Guerilla Kindness - A Manual of Good Works,
Kind Acts, and Thoughtful Deeds", was mugged by three teenagers while
riding his bicycle through city park Thursday night.
because I was beaten, I stood in special need of the kindness of strangers,"
Whitsett said Friday through a sutured lip. He thanked the police officers
and hospital staff members who helped him. Whitsett, 49, said he headed
for a friend's home when he realized he was in danger, but was beaten by
two of the three teens before his friend answered the doorbell.